Dr. Hashem Shaltoni, neurologist and professor in the Department of Neurology

UTMB Neurologist receives Joe Niekro Foundation Patient’s Choice Award

Dr. Hashem Shaltoni, a neurologist and professor with the University of Texas Medical Branch Department of Neurology, was one of three local clinicians honored with a Patient’s Choice Award during the 2024 Joe Niekro Foundation’s 2024 Knuckle Ball Gala.

The annual event aims to promote awareness about brain aneurysms, stroke research, patient support and more.

Shaltoni was nominated for the award by his patient Billy Plite, who credits Shaltoni with saving his life when he had an aneurysm in 2019.

A husband, father and son, Plite had no shortage of loved ones rooting for him during his journey before, during and after surgery, and Dr. Shaltoni made sure to keep them all thoroughly updated throughout the entire process. 

To learn more about Plite's story and the care he received from Dr. Shaltoni, watch the video below.